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Semantic Technology applications

Semantic Technology brings a number of unique capabilities to data stores and applications. These capabilities evidence themselves both at the user interaction level, in what users can do with and expect from Semantic technologies; and at the system level, in terms of things applications can do internally without rework or recoding. Semantic Technology, based upon W3C standards, provides capabilities significantly beyond those of proprietary approaches based on technologies that were founded a half century earlier.

Access to Meaning

Semantic Technology is based upon the development of the ontology of a particular domain. That is, “what do I need to know to have an unambiguous understanding of a particular thing, organization, subject, etc.?” This knowing is based upon precise understanding of the meaning of words used in the domain. A Semantic-Technology-based application depends on and provides a user with access to the defined meaning of the terms—the vocabulary, the words—used in the application. This means access to a human-only readable definition, such as one found in a dictionary, and access to the formalized definition found in the ontology that frames the system which executes the application. Such access should be presented in a human consumable form, and is one of the areas in which various formalisms such as Controlled Natural Language (CNL) are useful for translating technical forms of ontologies, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL), a W3C standard, to provide a human consumable form.

Access to Explanation

Applications based on Semantic Technologies will make use of the ontologies that inform them to create new assertions through the use of inference mechanisms made possible by the formal definitions provided in the ontologies. Where such inferences are presented to the user, the user should be able to request an explanation of how the system reached the conclusion, the new assertion. This would be something like:

The new assertion is “a is a C.”

Begin Explanation

The data contains an assertion that “a is an A”

The ontology says that all As are Bs.

Thus a is a B.

The ontology says that all Bs are Cs.

Thus a is a C.

End of Explanation.

Access to Description

Applications work with data objects of various kinds. These might be structured objects, such as relational database captures of business entities, or complex XML documents representing say an invoice. They may also be “unstructured” objects, such as word processing documents, PDF files, images, and so on. The user of a Semantic Technology-based application should be able to request the formal description of the object with which the application works—the metadata captured in an ontology and related instance assertions.

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